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Fitzhenry’s Funeral Home

3945 Fairview Drive, Carson City, NV

OBITUARY

Robert Downing Kerley Jr.

September 4, 1935July 7, 2019

Robert Downing Kerley Jr., age 83, died early Sunday morning on July 7, 2019, at Amy’s Eden Senior Care Home in Carson City after being diagnosed with ALS late last year. Robert served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1956 to 1960 and was assigned to the rifle and pistol team for his marksmanship skills. Robert was a loving father of four moving his family from the Bay Area to Carson City nearly 50 years ago. Robert loved to fish and hunt and earned the nickname “Rattlesnake Bob” for his love of hunting rattlesnakes. As a devoted catholic he enjoyed volunteering his time to St. Teresa of Avila for many years. Robert was proceeded in death by both parents, Robert and Angel, his sister Joan and his daughter, Lynn Kerley. Robert is mourned by his surviving children, Lori Haney (Gregg), Leah Lamborn (Dale), and Michael Robert Kerley (Elysia) as well as his eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Robert was a very gentle and kind man who was loved by many and will be greatly missed.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, July 15, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Private Committal Service

Memories

Robert Downing Kerley Jr.

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David Cerruti

July 16, 2019

Bobby taught me and my friends so much about hunting and fishing,we learned from the best ,a natural! Hunted Mt. Diablo with Bobby and both of our fathers in 1960. Got my first buck,watched Bob dispatch a rattlesnake,learned how to render the deer.Bob had extensive knowledge of the Sierras,the enviornment and the animals that lived there.Probably the best Trout fisherman EVER.
Authentic ,great man.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY